SAINTS have been getting stuck into double training sessions on their two-week tour of China.

Mark Hughes' side are currently in the city of Kushan, to the east of Shanghai, where they have been training next to the Kunshan Stadium, the venue for Thursday's first pre-season game against Bundesliga runners-up Schalke (12.30pm BST kick-off).

Hughes has been drilling his side to get them up to scratch for the new season.

They have been to heading onto the training pitch in the morning, going through fitness drills along with some ball work, before doing gym work in the afternoon.